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Old 04-13-14, 02:20 PM
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Almost done with my 1993 Diamondback Sorrento rebuild. Got the frame for free, no wheels, and shifters and bottom bracket were shot. New paint, bought some used wheels, used some parts laying around, and bought some stuff on Amazon. All together I'm in for about $120...not too bad for a neighborhood cruiser.

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Ram head decal & bear trap pedals - nice touches. Looks great.
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Thanks. That sticker has just been sitting there for a year or so...once I repainted I thought, hell, why not use it on here! Still not quite finished. Got a couple more one-off stickers to put on. The shifters are shot, so once new ones get here I've got to install those and rewire everything.
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Crappy "as found" photo of a 22" 1990 Cannondale (I think SM800) that I pulled out of a scrapper's truck for $30 last night. It was well loved at one point but not any time recently. 7 speed XT thumb shifters, XT hubs with 6 speed Uniglide. That U-brake thing is kind of cool... certainly powerful.

It'll be a decent ride again some day.

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Originally Posted by Millerad1651 View Post
Almost done with my 1993 Diamondback Sorrento rebuild. Got the frame for free, no wheels, and shifters and bottom bracket were shot. New paint, bought some used wheels, used some parts laying around, and bought some stuff on Amazon. All together I'm in for about $120...not too bad for a neighborhood cruiser.

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Wonderful job, looks really nice!

I had picked up the same Sorrento frame, no fork, and also built a grocery getter/street cruiser. Here is a pic of mine.


4770129725_98fa9d2716_o par WNG555, sur Flickr

I added a Nashbar chromed aftermarket mtb fork, and wheels off a stripped down Nashbar mtb. Alivio shifters, Deore LX RD, and Altus FD.

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Old 04-14-14, 09:18 PM
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It's right there behind the dog...

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Originally Posted by Millerad1651 View Post
Almost done with my 1993 Diamondback Sorrento rebuild. Got the frame for free, no wheels, and shifters and bottom bracket were shot. New paint, bought some used wheels, used some parts laying around, and bought some stuff on Amazon. All together I'm in for about $120...not too bad for a neighborhood cruiser.
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@ WNG - what tan wall tires are you running on your DB? They're hot!
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Originally Posted by Velocivixen View Post
@ WNG - what tan wall tires are you running on your DB? They're hot!
they do look kinda cool.. i think the rear is on backwards though
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Old 04-15-14, 08:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Velocivixen

@ WNG - what tan wall tires are you running on your DB? They're hot!



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they do look kinda cool.. i think the rear is on backwards though
Ah, nothing escapes your eye! Yeah, I noticed the mistake after the post build glamour shots.
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The gumwalls are Kenda Kruze tires. A 2" cruiser tire. It's still sold as a blackwall, not certain if the gumwall is still offered. I thought they would look good with the gold lettering.
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Originally Posted by Don Marco View Post
Crappy "as found" photo of a 22" 1990 Cannondale (I think SM800) that I pulled out of a scrapper's truck for $30 last night. It was well loved at one point but not any time recently. 7 speed XT thumb shifters, XT hubs with 6 speed Uniglide. That U-brake thing is kind of cool... certainly powerful.

It'll be a decent ride again some day.

I think that your right. That high bottom bracket would suggest it is a SM800 Beast of the East. If I remember right if you measure from the bottom of the bottom bracket shell to the ground it should be close to 13", the regular bikes were at 11". I almost bought one in 1992, they were sweet.

If my brain isn't too fuzzy.
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Old 04-15-14, 10:36 AM
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Sure DorkDisk, glad to help... I'm not like T-Mar with vast knowledge, I know a very little about few things and that's it! I'm one of the two mods on the Barracuda site, so any 'Cuda info I suppose would be my strong point, feel free if you come across a Trees Amigos Barracuda and you want answers.

That's an interesting coincidence, I did the same thing when I dumped the Haro Wing Strut stem and bar, I also opted for a Tioga T-Bone stem but I went with a Ritchey Force Lite bar. I do love the Hyperlites too and have them on a couple bikes in the stable. My Haro Extreme is long gone but I still have the T-Bone stem and Force Lite bar.

Hey WNG, if you want to try out DorkDisk's mod with the Tioga T-Bone stem, I have a spare in the bin that I'll send you and any bar will work with the 25.4 clamp. Let me know if you want to try out the plushness of a T-Bone on the pretty Haro.

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Ive been eyeing a mint tree amigos Barracuda but the seller wants too much. Its been for sale for three years. Those bikes were so low and looong
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I also had a T-Bone before I got the Hyper lite! I only still have the Hyper lite, its on my Breezer still

Ive been eyeing a mint tree amigos Barracuda but the seller wants too much. Its been for sale for three years. Those bikes were so low and looong
Hey,

If you're looking to buy a Barracuda, we have a "Marketplace" section for any 'Cudas that we come across. I tend to only post better deals or higher end models and I try to only post those with photos and/or contact numbers. If you let me know what size you are after, frame/tubing material desired (steel or aluminum), and your budget, casn keep an eye and let you know. There is a 1994 A2T in Redding, XT components on a Tange Ultimate, and appears to be mostly all original. The seller claims the original price paid was $1,800.00, that sounds right because the MSRP was $2,199.00. The ad has been up for a month, so move quickly before it's removed. Here is a link to the Marketplace and the A2T:

Barracuda - Totally Driven! ? View forum - Marketplace

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and some gratuitous raunchy welds for sixtyfiver


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Sweet Rocky Mountain! love it.
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I am not sure what age makes for a 'vintage' bike. But here is my '95 Trek 820 project. I replaced the grip shifters.
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Originally Posted by cyclotoine View Post

and some gratuitous raunchy welds for sixtyfiver
That is a little raunchy.
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That is a little raunchy.
I am comforted by the fact that I haven't really heard of these frames braking and the reality is that by the time I got my first rocky in 1995 (a hammer) the welding was light years better. I imagine TIG welding was still pretty new in 1991 and many of the workers were not that great at it yet. Granted the bad welds are in hard to reach places, but I honestly was able to weld better after two days in a TIG seminar at UBI in acute angles of the practice triangles and my practice seat tube to BB looked goo enough for a production bike, I think the industry just took a few years to dial it in.

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I think you have TERMITES!
Yeah and my 1992 Blizzard isn't much better and Blizzard were high end and are still covetted to this day, it's also made in the Toyo Factory. I go a message about a 1992 Altitude though which will be the exact same geometry as the Hammer but with lighter tubing and welded in Canada, so it would be a little nice, but it has rock shox. The powerlite fork still eludes me.
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I think you have TERMITES!

Probably caused by a little blowout... if you ever wondered what those drilled holes in a frame are for, it is to allow hot gas inside the frame from making an exit through the weld / braze joint.
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Nice job on the Hammer! Looks great cyclotoine.
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I go a message about a 1992 Altitude though which will be the exact same geometry as the Hammer but with lighter tubing and welded in Canada, so it would be a little nice, but it has rock shox. The powerlite fork still eludes me.
Would love to see pics of this one. My old boss at Rocky Mountain Bikes N' Blades (in Colorado Springs, now long gone) had a '92 Altitude with M900 XTR. Man oh man that bike was sexy. Loved those pencil-thin seat and chainstays. It's half the reason I still love a high end Steel hardtail. His was the only one I've ever seen, online or in person.
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Rebuild of a Trek 930 that I had scavenged for the wheelset and handlebars/shifters. The only original parts are the frame, fork, brakes and bottom bracket. I did 18 hilly, windy miles on it yesterday.


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